senate Bill S3099A

Relates to increasing the penalties for passing a stopped school bus

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 08 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.253
  • 23 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Apr / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3099A
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.115
  • 24 / Jan / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / Jan / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Summary

Relates to increasing the penalties for passing a stopped school bus; requires revocation for second offense.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3099
S3099A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1174 & 510, V & T L

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BILL NUMBER:S3099A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to increasing the
penalties for passing a stopped school bus

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To increase the penalties for passing a stopped school bus.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends Subdivision c of section 1174 of the vehicle and
traffic law to allow for additional penalties for an individual
convicted of passing a stopped school bus.

Section 2: Amends Paragraph b of subdivision 2 of section 510 of the
vehicle and traffic law to include a new subparagraph (xvi) which
provides for a sixty day suspension of an drivers license when the
holder is convicted two or more times of passing a stopped school bus
within a period of ten years.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Current law provides that an individual convicted two or more times of
speeding in a construction zone be subject to a sixty day suspension
of his or her drivers' license. Passing a stopped school bus two or
more times however, does not currently carry such a penalty. There is
no doubt that passing a stopped school bus possesses as much, if not
more, risk to life and limb as speeding in a construction zone and
thus should have congruous penalties.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3099--A
    Cal. No. 253

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BONACIC, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --
  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second
  report,  ordered  to  a  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  increasing
  the penalties for passing a stopped school bus

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 1174 of the vehicle and  traffic
law,  as  amended by chapter 254 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read
as follows:
  (c) Every person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a)  of  this
section, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTY IMPOSED BY THIS CHAPTER shall:
for  a  first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than
two hundred fifty dollars nor more  than  four  hundred  dollars  or  by
imprisonment  for  not  more  than  thirty days or by both such fine and
imprisonment; for a conviction of a second violation, both of which were
committed within a period of three years, such person shall be  punished
by  a  fine  of  not  less  than six hundred dollars nor more than seven
hundred fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than  one  hundred
eighty  days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a conviction of
a third or subsequent violation, all of which were  committed  within  a
period  of  three  years, such person shall be punished by a fine of not
less than seven hundred fifty dollars nor more than one thousand dollars
or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days or by  both
such fine and imprisonment.
  S  2.  Paragraph  b of subdivision 2 of section 510 of the vehicle and
traffic law is amended by adding a new subparagraph  (xvi)  to  read  as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08322-02-1

S. 3099--A                          2

  (XVI)  FOR A PERIOD OF SIXTY DAYS WHERE THE HOLDER IS CONVICTED OF TWO
OR MORE VIOLATIONS WITHIN A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS OF  SUBDIVISION  (A)  OF
SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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